Rent payment made from Ratu Suliano’s account

June 6, 2022 12:40 pm

The Anti-Corruption Division Court today heard that payments were made from the bank account of Social Democratic Liberal Party MP Ratu Suliano Matanitobua to the Public Service Commission to cover for a housing rent.

This was highlighted by Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption in the case against Ratu Suliano who is charged with one count of giving false information to a public servant and one count of obtaining a financial advantage.

He allegedly falsely stated that his permanent place of residence was Namosi Village, in Namosi but is said to have been living in government quarters in Suva since 2012.

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Ratu Suliano then allegedly obtained over $38,300 between August 2019 and April 2020.

His bank statement was sighted and it was noted that $800 was being deducted every month for rent since 2018.

FICAC witness told the court that eight people in were interviewed in Namosi about this case.

Meanwhile, the High Court has issued a warrant against a witness from the iTaukei Affairs Board who did not turn-up in court to give evidence.

The case has been adjourned until tomorrow.